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  • Hello and welcome to Year Three!




Class Teacher:  Mrs Collins 

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Yorke & Mrs Fisher

Teacher: Mrs Brinkhurst (Thursday)




Our topic this term is

People, Planet and Pollution

Spring 2020


This term our minds are going to be wondering across the sea to Gambia in Africa. The children will be exploring the story of 'One Plastic Bag' written by Miranda Paul. This story links closely with the children's topic focusing on the effect of pollution and environmental change. Through this story, the children will be looking at a real life project in Gambia and how woman use recycled bags to support their community. 

In mathematics, the children will continue to develop their number knowledge and understanding of place value. They will be applying their knowledge to two-step problem solving. 

Please read our Spring Newsletter to find out more about our exciting learning!


In RE the children will be learning about Muslims and how they live their lives. The children will have the opportunity to visit a local Mosque. 


The children will also have daily Maths lessons and also ten minutes ‘Quick Maths’ games and activities every day.  The focus is on developing basic skills and problem solving through various Mathematical topics.  We will also continue to use 'Talk for Writing' to learn texts and use the structure and language to write our own amazing recount diaries! Another main focus is the times tables.  Year 3 are very excited to use Times Tables Rock Stars!



Accelerated Reader


The children are enrolled on accelerated Reader which provide comprehension quizzes.  The results of these can be viewed at home.

Children use a software program called Renaissance Place at school. This program has a special feature called Renaissance Home Connect, which you can access outside of school from any computer with an Internet connection. Renaissance Home Connect is fun and easy to use. It allows the teacher, and you to share information about children's progress in Accelerated Reader.  You can log in to Renaissance Home Connect from any computer with an Internet connection and compatible browser. Children have been given their user names and passwords.  To log in to Renaissance Home Connect Website:

If you'd like to receive emails showing your student's quiz or test results, click the Email Setup link.


Class routines

Home Learning Expectations and Routines


Home Learning will be sent home on a Friday and will be expected back by the following Friday Home learning will be stuck in your child's Home Learning book, with their weekly spellings.   If you have any problems with your child's home learning, please let us know.


Spelling Home Learning will go out on a Friday and the children are tested on the following Friday.   


Your child will bring home a book to enjoy as a shared read. Please support your child in reading this book together at least twice per week.


Please could you sign their Reading Diary to say they’ve read with you. This will ensure they move up the ‘Rainbow Reading’ board. The children will be encouraged to ensure their reading book has been seen by the teacher and will be expected to become more independent in Year 3 and change their books regularly themselves.


Outdoor PE is on a Thursday and Indoor PE is on a Friday. Please try to make sure your child is able to take part safely and comfortably, by having an appropriate kit for the weather. 









Meet the Teacher Presentation

Aut Newsletter Year 3

Year 3 Expectations and Home Learning Booklet for Parents